Shimogamo Shrine (ND-26)

From the Zen Gardens in Kyoto collection.


In this image, we can see one end of the Sorihashi Bridge in the right foreground; it contrasts with the Mitarashi-no-yashiro Shrine in the background. This bold and dynamic composition emphasizes the bright vermillion of the posts, yet William also paid attention to small details at the same time. For instance, we can see the care he took in the slight space he created between the corner of the roof of the shrine with the top portion of the bridge post in the foreground. In this way, your eye freely circles around to see all the elements in the composition. No structure obstructs the outlines of the others. This image is historically valuable since nowadays tall bushes obstruct the view of the shrine.



P1 (24 x 9 in.), P2 (36 x 14 in.), P3 (48 x 20 in.), P4 (60 x 24 in.), P5 (72 x 28 in.), P6 (96 x 38 in.), P7 (120 x 48 in.)


None, UV

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